Shoreline Student Is Awarded Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Shoreline Study Abroad

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On Tuesday, March 24, Rebekah Thorne, a Shoreline Community College student, was awarded over $1,800 by the Fund for Education Abroad. More than 1,600 students from across the United States applied for the scholarship; only 36 were selected as recipients. The money will be used to cover more than half of the cost of Rebekah’s trip to Cape Town, South Africa, with Shoreline’s summer study abroad program there, led by Dr. Ernest Johnson, a Multicultural Studies instructor.

Dr Johnson writes that the program, titled The Challenge and Promise of a Multicultural South Africa, “will examine the social and cultural history of South Africa and the current efforts to create a democratic, multicultural nation.” Rebekah first became interested in the program when she was in Dr. Johnson’s Multicultural Studies 105 course in 2012.

Rebekah, who is in the Career Education Options (CEO) program, isn’t what many people think of when they…

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U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake Visits Shoreline, Greets New Student Families

Indonesian students in attendance at Shoreline’s international student orientation for spring quarter got a surprise Mon., March 23 when U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake made an appearance at the college.
Ambassador Blake stopped by Shoreline as part of an outreach tour and spent over an hour meeting with Indonesian students and their families, as well as with Shoreline President Cheryl Roberts and members of the Board of Trustees.
Ambassador Blake praised Shoreline’s reputation within Indonesia and revealed that his visit to the campus came recommended by his staffers, who noted Shoreline’s significant population of students from the island nation.
The Ambassador also revealed that community colleges hold a special place in his heart. His wife came to the United States from Bulgaria at the age of 18 and attended community college in New York before transferring to Brown University.


“I firmly believe her experience in community college gave her the confident start she needed to get her where she is today,” Ambassador Blake said. “The role community colleges play in student success and learning simply cannot be overstated.”
“It’s little known,” he continued, “but students stand a better chance of getting into their dream college if they transfer in from a community college with a great reputation such as Shoreline, than if they apply straight out.”
President Roberts noted the historical ties Shoreline has with recruiting students from Indonesia, and said “We couldn’t be more honored that Ambassador Blake chose to visit with us today. It’s a reflection on our commitment to fostering rich relationships with our Indonesian students and their families.”
After opening remarks by Diana Sampson, Executive Director of International Education, and brief addresses by President Roberts and Ambassador Blake, current Shoreline students from Indonesia sang the Indonesian national anthem, “Indonesia Raya.”


Around 8,000 students from Indonesia attend college in the U.S., and of those about 2,500 attend community colleges. Shoreline currently enrolls about 130 students from Indonesia.


Article from by PIO@SHORELINE.EDU


Shoreline DECA 2015 Club Takes Top Prizes at Regional Competition


Shoreline’s DECA 2015 team returned from the Collegiate DECA Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference held Feb. 19-21 in Victoria, BC with five first place wins, making this year’s team the most decorated in recent memory.

Of the 17 students representing Shoreline in 13 different events at this year’s conference, 15 students placed third or better. All 17 Shoreline participants qualified for the 2015 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference, April 17-22, in Orlando, Fla. The International Conference will involve 1,200 students from Canada, China and the United States.

DECA has been active at Shoreline Community College since 1966 and this is the best overall finish by our students since 1992. This year’s performance is made all the more impressive by the fact that this marked the first year competing for most of DECA 2015’s members — only one of the several first-place-winning team members is a second-year DECA competitor.

In addition, the team competing in the category of Emerging Technologies, made up of Nicolas Ho and (MJ) Munkhjargal Jambalsuren, both first-year DECA students, even managed to receive a perfect score of 100 points from each of their three judges. They earned this top score despite a setback that caused Ho to have to present his and Jambalsuren’s presentation alone.

DECA faculty advisor David Starr said, “It has been an honor to work with such an outstanding group of students who have successfully represented Shoreline’s commitment to excellence in their international competition.”

Shoreline’s State Finalists were:
Nicholas Ho, 1st Place, Emerging Technologies
Xanne Sarka and Yvonne Hill, 1st Place, Entrepreneurship
Jessica Irby, 1st Place, Hospitality Marketing
Kenneth Lo and Pei-Chen Wang, 1st Place, International Marketing
Dominic Dumas, 1st Place, Professional Selling
Omar Marouf and Liem Nguyen, 2nd Place, Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Spiridon Pappas and Simran Sandhu, 2nd Place, International Marketing
Shaina Hibbert, 2nd Hospitality Marketing
Teisha Billings, 2nd Place, Human Resource Management
Resmin Sengider, 2nd Place, Advertising Campaign
Rachel Degginer, 3rd Place, Retail Management

Also qualifying for the International Conference were:
Suzette Dutton, Entrepreneurship
Lisa Yang, Professional Selling



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2015 Global Showcase

The International Peer Mentors will invite everyone to participate Global Showcase event this Friday March 6th from 11:30am to 3:30pm at Main Dining Room.
This is an exhibition of Shoreline Community College’s cultural diversity. There will be several interactive booths showcasing different cultures from Indonesia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Tanzania, China, Russian Federation, and more. There will also be opportunities for students to win prizes. You will be impressed by exploring the great diversity of Shoreline Community College!
For updates about this event, please see the Global Showcase Facebook Event Page.

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